Surrey-born chef Maddie Hatton and Swedish native Helga Blid-Martinsson have joined up to turn an old Victorian seed shed into an informal, creative place where people get together with friends and family to celebrate their love of food and happy living, and learn how to create tasty, great looking feasts.

A passionate chef, Maddie has worked in the world of food for more than fifteen years now, on a range of exclusive private dining events as well on posts in the corporate world in London. 

She says of her inspiration, “my background as a photography student and later running the Designers Guild café certainly influenced my visual style; I love making the whole eating experience a beautiful! Growing up in France exploring the food markets and my time at Books for Cooks, Notting Hill fuelled my passion for mixing flavours from a range of cuisines."  

 

 

 

 

©Kathy Pyle Photography

©Kathy Pyle Photography

Helga is originally from Stockholm, Sweden but has lived in the UK since 2000. After having worked and studied across Europe, she arrived as a student to study communication at the London College of Fashion. After a stint working at Donna Karan in New York, mainly getting paid in shoes, she decided London and the UK was her home. To pay the rent, she ended up working on the marketing agency side, travelling Europe and supporting multinationals such as P&G and Philips. Eventually, she followed her entrepreneurial spirit to help launch a fashionable scooter-wear brand and an innovative sportswear product.